In 2013, the 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust, is offering Capital Preservation Grants, up to $15,000, available to nonprofit organizations for repair and restoration projects. The grants require a one-to-one match from the grant recipient.
Eligible applicants must have a 501(c)3 IRS designation. Schools and religious congregations are not eligible to apply.
Eligible activites include: exterior painting, surface restoration and finishes; installation or upgrade of security, lighting and fire detection systems, repair and restoration of windows, porches, and roofs; structural sill repairs or replacement; sill repair/replacement, and chimney re-pointing.
Matching grants for repair and re-pointing of foundations and actions. To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants may be required to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.
All organizations who wish to be considered should read the announcement and complete the application at http://www.1772foundation.org/our-focus/matching-grants-for-historic-preservation/.
Applications will be due May 1, 2013. Recommended grants will be considered at the 1772 Foundation July board meeting.
Contact the Historic Trust staff for additional information at 609 984 0473.